Why the Democratic Party loses – and how it can win again

Summary: The combination of a clownish president and far-right Congress give the Democratic Party the greatest political opportunity seen in America for decades. Their four defeats in four special elections so far this year show why they are losing -- and how they can begin to win. This has been badly reported in the news … Continue reading Why the Democratic Party loses – and how it can win again

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Will the Seth Rich murder story leap from fake news to real news?

Who killed Seth Rich?

Summary: The right (or alt-right) is abuzz with rumors about the Democratic Party's murder of Seth Rich. It's as big as the news about Obama's fake birth certificate! Will this story leap from fake news to real news? A colorful character from the fringes of the internet industry promises to make it happen on Tuesday. … Continue reading Will the Seth Rich murder story leap from fake news to real news?

In “Designated Survivor” Hollywood dreams of a good president, the anti-Trump

Designated Survivor - the good ones

Summary: The TV show Designated Survivor shows Hollywood's response to Trump, envisioning a good liberal President facing a devastating vast right-wing conspiracy seeking to overthrow the Republic. This tells us much, as fiction provides a mirror to people's beliefs and values. It reveals the shallowness and poverty of our dreams. Perhaps that is why the reform of … Continue reading In “Designated Survivor” Hollywood dreams of a good president, the anti-Trump